I guess I should start with the rising scene over the city.
The busiest extras sit drinking their tea,
trying hard to be seen.
Not quite stars, but well on their way,
through mechanical breathing and controllable thinking.
But enough about no ones, back to my show.
I'll tell you a story about someone I know.

And he sang out, while everyone's whispereing,
about things that shouldn't matter.
All they care about is who they came with to the show.
Here's your lines, say them right, they go...

"What does he think that he's trying to prove?
Oh and where does he get off using those moves?
It's opening night and he's hogging my spotlight.
Baby, there ain't room for two."

"Kill the lights," he screams.
"Watch me shine," he sings,
"La da da da da da"
If there's a way from this stage to the top of the world,
I'll be there.

Watch me turn all of these "no's" into "wow's"
into "How could the crowd be so blinded with doubt?"
He won't mind them much longer, despite all their laughter.
He knows the one who laughs last is the one who laughs loudest.

"What does he think that he's trying to prove?
Oh and where does he get off using those moves?
It's opening night and he's hogging my spotlight.
Baby, there ain't room for two."

"Kill the lights," he screams.
"Watch me shine," he sings,
"La da da da da da"
If there's a way from this stage to the top of the world,
I'll be there.

Enough is enough, no more time for charades.
His mind racing like his pulse, he was fed up with these games.
No more reaching or needing these "not-quite friends."
They made a puppet out of me, I'll make a puppet out of them.

With a pocket full of strings and an arsenal of wits,
in a matter of time they'll be screaming his name.
He could smell the sweet roses sail towards the stage.

Now the house lights are dimming.
The show is beginning.
Please take your seats.
Oh, and thank you for coming.
A marvelous thing, I raise both my hands,
as I make them all sing

"La da da da da da"


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    General CommentQuoting Let's Get it: "To Catch A Snipe is actually one of the more personal songs on the EP, lyrically. The music was very much Danny Elfman/Tim Burton esque. We the the imagery in the lyrics would be best defined with that sort of feel."

    Anyway, I love this song. Actually, I haven't come across any of their music that I haven't completely gone insane over. Their style is so unique. It makes you just want to rock out. Honestly!
    As for the meaning, I have no idea what this is about. The only thing I would guess is how most people trying to get famous all act the same and are basically fake. I don't even know. Almost like when you start gaining fame, the people around you are changing you and telling you not to do this and make sure you say that. Idk. Hot or cold, anyone?

    You can see the question about To Catch A Snipe at
    formspring.me/…
    (I asked a few questions, and the answer pretty quickly. It's really neat.)
    Britt8Babyon April 30, 2010   Link
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    General Comment^ I asked that question :D
    This is def the most epic song i've ever seen played live.

    Kay, so the song's very theatrical, obviously. The story goes something like this;
    This guy is very serious about the theater. He's trying to get attention but no one wants to give it to him. They all think he's crazy, but he's completely desperate for them to notice him, trying to make it all the way. But when this guy finally snaps, that's kind of the part where it all falls apart. If no one's going to listen to him, he's going to MAKE them listen to him. If no one's going to watch him, he's going to MAKE them watch him. He's gonna control the whole scene.

    Crazy as hell, but it's my favorite by them.
    Redangel95on May 17, 2010   Link

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